The Detroit Lakes Tribune has once again begun accepting community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday print edition.

Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or

Each submission must include the following: Date, time and location of event, whether it is recurring or a one-time happening, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website). Also include whether the event is free or paid admission, and how much it costs when applicable.

Saturday, November 21

Holmes Art Show: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre will be hosting the final day of its 17th annual art show in the Holmes Art Cellar, starting at 10 a.m. The work of more than 22 local and regional artists will be on display. No admission fee; all COVID-19 safety precautions, including the wearing of masks, will be enforced. Call 281-844-7469 for more information, or visit

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Tuesday, November 24

Medicare 2021 Update: The Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free virtual event to help people navigate Medicare changes in 2021. With Medicare open enrollment in full swing, understanding the changes before deciding on insurance and prescription options is important. Today's virtual update session will be offered from 2-4 p.m. To register, go to and click on “Find the dates/Register.” Class registration closes three days before the event. For more information, call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.

Thursday, November 26

Community Thanksgiving Feast-COVID Style: Detroit Lakes' Holy Rosary Catholic Church will be hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Feast — but unlike previous years, all orders will be available for pickup or delivery only. No on-site dining will be permitted. Community residents can call in and order their meals for at-home delivery at 218-847-1393. Pre-orders are necessary for delivered meals only; residents can come into the church and pick up their meals anytime between 11 a.m.-1 p.m., which is also when the meals will be delivered. Volunteers are needed for both serving and delivery. If you would like to help, please contact the parish office at the above number. The meals are available at no cost, though free will donations are gratefully accepted to help defer expenses. Free will offering baskets will be available on site, but donations can also be dropped off at the parish office during regular business hours.


Kiwanis Poinsettia Sale: The Detroit Lakes Kiwanis are selling poinsettia plants as a holiday fundraiser to help support the club's charitable projects. Cost is $20 per 10-inch plant. Tickets are available from Detroit Lakes Kiwanis members, and can also be purchased at the Detroit Lakes Chamber office (700 Summit Ave.). Plants must be picked up at Bergen's Greenhouses, 801 Willow St. West, Detroit Lakes, no later than Tuesday, Nov. 24. Curbside pickup is available; call 218-396-0308 to arrange a time.

Red Cross Blood Donation: The American Red Cross is calling on area residents to donate blood and platelets, in order to help ensure blood is on the shelves for breast cancer patients and others who rely on transfusions for survival. Additional information and details on how to schedule an appointment are available at


Lake Park Parade of Trees: The 17th annual Lake Park Parade of Trees, which was scheduled for Nov. 26-29, has been canceled this year due to recently announced pandemic safety restrictions that have been imposed statewide.

Vergas Old-Fashioned Christmas: The Vergas community's annual Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration, set for Saturday, Nov. 29, has been canceled this year due to pandemic safety restrictions.

Santa's Grand Parade of Lights: Detroit Lakes' annual kickoff to the holiday shopping season, Santa's Grand Parade of Lights, was set for Monday, Nov. 30, but has been canceled this year due to pandemic safety restrictions.

Festival of Trees: Detroit Lakes' 5th Annual Festival of Trees, benefitting the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center, has been canceled for this year due to ongoing pandemic safety concerns.